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Solid and engineered hardwood flooring offers the same look

Hardwood is always a wise flooring choice. It serves the homeowner well and is sure to get admiring looks from friends and family. While more costly than many types of flooring, solid wood adds structural integrity to a house. Also, it offers a good return on investment when it comes time to put the house on the market.

Unfinished solid wood

Traditional unfinished hardwood, that is sanded, stained, and sealed in the home, is still a good wood flooring choice. Consider this option, especially for large renovation projects and new construction. Boards are placed closely together so seams are tight. The floor, then, is well sealed and suitable for kitchens. The installation process is lengthy. It takes one week to install the floor and one week for it to become acclimated to its surroundings. A floor that is finished in the home has a flush look.

Prefinished solid wood

For generations, wood floors were finished on-site. Today, homeowners can opt for prefinished hardwood flooring. Like unfinished wood, prefinished boards are nailed to a wood subfloor. But the finishing treatments are applied in the factory so installation can be completed in one day. Finish warranties tend to be longer than those on unfinished hardwood since on-site installers do not have access to the same powerful finishes. Flooring that is finished in the factory has a beveled look.

Engineered wood

Engineered hardwood offers the same look as solid hardwood flooring. It can even be refinished like a solid wood floor. This type of man-made flooring has a plywood base and a hardwood surface. The base is made up of many plywood layers that are placed in a crisscross pattern. Because of this composition, the flooring can tolerate moisture. Engineered boards are usually designed to fit together at the edges so the floor can float above the subfloor rather than being attached to it. Therefore, engineered hardwood can be installed over basement concrete slabs.

Family-owned Omega Flooring is a full-service wood flooring retailer in Lethbridge, AB. Visit our hardwood flooring showroom, where you can find the trendiest styles. Communities we serve include Lethbridge, AB, Calgary, AB, Coaldale, AB, CoalHurst, AB, and Crowsnest Pass, AB. Our friendly flooring specialists can help you choose a brand that is right for your home. It's easy to get your hardwood flooring upgrade started. Estimates are always free.